October 2000 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session Gordon B. HinckleyA Great Family in Reverence and WorshipWe speak words of testimony concerning God our Eternal Father and His Beloved Son. Robert D. HalesThe Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the KingdomOur Baptism and confirmation is the gateway into His kingdom. When we enter, we covenant to be of His kingdom—forever! D. Todd ChristoffersonThe Redemption of the Dead and the Testimony of JesusBy identifying our ancestors and performing for them the saving ordinances they could not themselves perform, we are testifying of the infinite reach of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Alexander B. Morrison“Come and See”Come seeking to know Him, and I promise you will find Him and see Him in His true character as the risen, redeeming Savior of the world. Loren C. DunnTestimonyI know that God our Father is in this work in great congregations such as this, and in the smallest branch and the smallest congregation God is in this work. Margaret D. NadauldThe Joy of WomanhoodDaughters of God know that it is the nurturing nature of women that can bring everlasting blessings, and they live to cultivate this divine attribute. Russell M. NelsonLiving by Scriptural GuidanceWe all need guidance through life. We obtain it best from the standard works and teachings of the prophets of God. David B. HaightBe a Strong LinkAs my eyesight dims somewhat, I think my vision improves—my vision of the long road, my vision of what lies ahead. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session James E. FaustThe Sustaining of Church OfficersMy brothers and sisters, President Hinckley has requested that I now present to you the General Authorities, Area Authority Seventies, and general auxiliary presidencies of the Church for your sustaining vote. Joseph B. WirthlinPure TestimonyAs a special witness of the name of Jesus Christ in all the world, I promise you that if you seek the Lord, you will find Him. Ask, and you shall receive. Richard G. ScottThe Path to Peace and JoyAre you taking full advantage of the redeeming power of repentance in your life so that you can have greater peace and joy? Donald L. HallstromCultivate Righteous TraditionsUplifting traditions … that promote love for Deity and unity in families and among people are especially important. Ronald A. RasbandOne by OneEmbrace the Savior’s warm invitation to come unto Him, one by one, and be perfected in Him. Douglas L. CallisterSeeking the Spirit of GodAs we become more conversant with the Holy Spirit, our lives become refined. The sordid and base have no attraction. Dallin H. OaksThe Challenge to BecomeIn contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to know something, the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become something. Neal A. MaxwellThe Tugs and Pulls of the WorldMany individuals preoccupied by the cares of the world are not necessarily in transgression. But they certainly are in diversion and thus waste “the days of [their] probation” (2 Ne. 9:27). Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Jeffrey R. Holland“Sanctify Yourselves”The call in every age—and especially our age—is Joshua’s call: “Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” Dennis B. NeuenschwanderLiving Prophets, Seers, and RevelatorsThere is an expanding gulf between the standards of the world and those of the gospel and kingdom of God, and … living prophets will always teach the standards of God. Richard C. EdgleySatan’s Bag of SnipesWill we listen to Satan, the author of all lies … ? Or are we going to believe a loving Heavenly Father, who is the source of all truth and happiness? James E. FaustThe Enemy WithinEach of us needs to train ourselves to be bold, disciplined, and loyal men of the priesthood who are prepared with the proper weapons to fight against evil and to win. Thomas S. MonsonThe Call to ServeI revere the priesthood of Almighty God. I have witnessed its power. I have seen its strength. I have marveled at the miracles it has wrought. Gordon B. Hinckley“Great Shall Be the Peace of Thy Children”In terms of your happiness, in terms of the matters that make you proud or sad, nothing—I repeat, nothing—will have so profound an effect on you as the way your children turn out. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session James E. FaustA Growing TestimonyAs I look back over my life, I recognize one source of singular strength and blessing. It is my testimony and knowledge that Jesus is the Christ. L. Tom PerryDiscipleshipWe must create … ongoing and continual processes that draw us closer to the Lord our Savior so that we can be numbered among His disciples. Virginia U. Jensen“Lead, Kindly Light”The light of Jesus Christ is stronger than any darkness we face in this life, if we have faith in Him, seek after Him, and obey Him. Thomas S. MonsonDedication DayAs an expression of our love for the Lord, could we not rededicate our lives and our homes in a like manner? Gordon B. HinckleyThis Great Millennial YearThis work is possessed of a vitality which has never been evidenced before to such a degree. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session Boyd K. Packer“Ye Are the Temple of God”Your body really is the instrument of your mind and the foundation of your character. M. Russell BallardNow Is the TimeIf we do not … willingly teach others of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the Prophet Joseph Smith, who will? Keith CrockettRetaining a Remission of SinKing Benjamin taught three basic principles that can help us retain a remission of our sins: first, to remain humble; second, to call upon the Lord daily; and third, to stand steadfast in the faith. H. Aldridge GillespieThe Blessing of Keeping the Sabbath Day HolyThe Latter-day Saints must lead out in sanctifying this appointed day each week. Robert C. OaksSharing the GospelGiven the importance of the message, the help offered by the Spirit, the number of the missionaries and the size of the field that is ready to harvest, 300,000 new converts per year is not nearly enough. F. Enzio BuscheFreedom “from” or Freedom “to”We … become alive as we take, knowingly, full responsibility for our own life and as we stop blaming circumstances. Henry B. Eyring“Write upon My Heart”Prayer can provide the shield of protection the parent will want so much for [a child] to have. Gordon B. Hinckley“An Humble and a Contrite Heart”If we have drawn nearer to the Savior, with a more firm resolution to follow His teachings and His example, then this conference will have been a wonderful success. General Relief Society Meeting General Relief Society Meeting Mary Ellen W. SmootWe Are Instruments in the Hands of GodWe don’t need a new program to spur us on—we need only incorporate the desire to share the gospel and reach out to new members and those who are less active. Virginia U. JensenRipplesThe actions of righteous women ripple on and on through time and space and even generations. Sheri L. DewStand Tall and Stand TogetherNo woman is a more vibrant instrument in the hands of the Lord than a woman of God who is thrilled to be who she is. Gordon B. HinckleyYour Greatest Challenge, MotherI know of no better answer to [the] foul practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love with an unmistakable warning.